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5 OTHER ACTIVITIES DONE IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK BESIDES GORILLA TREKKING.


5 OTHER ACTIVITIES DONE IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK BESIDES GORILLA TREKKING.
Bwindi forest is one of the most bio-diverse forests with the best ecosystems in Africa famously known as the home to the mountain gorillas. Situated on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley in Southwestern Uganda and shared by three districts Rukungiri, Kabale and Kisoro, the forest homes other primates, mammals like the forest elephants and the rare birds which are not found anywhere else except on a safari in Uganda
 A diversity of physical and naturally appealing attractions like the various bird species of about 348, 120 mammal species among which 7 are primates, about 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs and chameleons,324 species of trees and the Afro-montane rain forest with underground vegetation cover such as shrubs and thickets are all recorded in Bwindi impenetrable forest.
The attractions within the forest influence tourist activities such as hikes, biking, birding, intercultural visits, foodie adventures as well as nature walks through the forest.
Ranked among the finest birding safari in Uganda, Bwindi impenetrable park is claimed to be a birder’s paradise with over 348 bird species most of which are rare and not seen elsewhere including the yellow eyed black fly catcher, bar tailed trogon, honey guide, white tailed blue monarch, the wing, rusty-faced woodland gruel’s rush warbler as well as kivi ground thrush among others.
Hiking tours/nature walks in Bwindi are basically conducted across the four outland trails within the park. Each of the trails provides a great experience to the visitors acquiring knowledge about the various inhabitants of the forest like bird species, tree species, butterflies, primates and the mammals that dwell in the park. Generally hiking in Bwindi provides an opportunity to the visitors to spot forest birds, wild vegetation and the glorious view of the surrounding agricultural villages.
As earlier talked about, biking is another activity done in Bwindi especially in Buhoma village and some few areas of the park. The village provides the best biking experience in the park on the major trails. A tourist can decide to do village visits on a bike with a guide, or do birding bike rides.
The forest Inter-cultural visits conducted with the first inhabitants of the jungle dubbed the Batwa pygmies. These were negatively deemed as drunkards, smokers, marijuana takers who stayed in the forest basically because they didn’t have any one to speak out for them. The Batwa experience in Buhoma area and the Buniga forest walk near southern Bwindi give visitors a look into their way of lives and traditions.
Adventure and wildlife safaris. Seeing the wild mammals entices travelers as most them have never experienced such close encounters with the jungle animals like the forest elephants, primates like the gorillas, monkeys with their long tails like no other animal, furnishing exciting adventures jumping from one tree branch to another, all making photographing very difficult yet amusing.
Foodie adventures at Bwindi bar and restaurant in Buhoma is another perfect stop where nice and tasty treats are being combined with the local and international items. This gives the visitors a wide range of options to decide on what to take and hence serving a great memorable experience and value for money of the clients on gorilla safaris in Uganda.
And most importantly, the park provides all its services at the most simple and affordable rates which favor both budget and luxurious travelers on Uganda safaris. There is so much to discover besides gorilla trekking in Bwindi. If one ever thought of traveling to Uganda, Bwindi impenetrable national park; the home of almost half of the world’s mountain gorillas is highly recommendable.

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